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Assistant Editors (Remote)

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The Role

We are looking for a number of Assistant Editors to join our Review Operations department and contribute to a faster high quality peer review for our top-contributing authors and editors. You will utilize your strong subject knowledge to support our Editorial Boards, particularly in the early stages of peer review. The goal is to retain good quality articles and to support the swift assignment of experts in the field to act as Reviewers.

We are specifically seeking Assistant Editors to join us who have subject matter expertise in one of the following areas (please specify in your application which discipline applies to you):

  • Pharmacology

  • Cancer Immunity & immunotherapy

  • Infectious diseases, antimicrobials & drug resistance

  • Plant science

  • Onco-genomics & anti-cancer drugs

Experience with and knowledge of cutting-edge research in these disciplines is an advantage, particularly how new methodologies (bioinformatics) is impacting your field of interest.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily assess the editorial quality of newly submitted manuscripts, identifying the highest quality submissions for monitoring through peer review

  • Invite, with persuasive messaging, suitable expert editors, and reviewers for these high-quality articles, so that peer review can proceed in a timely manner

  • Liaise with authors, editors, reviewers, and Chief Editors to keep them informed, make recommendations, etc.

  • Support your Operational counterparts internally to ensure alignment and seizing opportunities to optimize the process

  • Identify and address bottlenecks to make the process faster

  • Manage 10-15 editing assignments per day

About You

You are a target driven individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  You have a methodical approach to work, are confident working with volume and deadlines while maintaining a keen eye of detail and ensuring high quality.

  • Educated to a PhD level in one of the above scientific areas or equivalent experience

  • Previous experience in an editorial role within STM publishing would be an advantage

  • Excellent verbal and written English

  • Strong communication skills: decisive, persuasive, and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders

Application Process
Your application must include:
1. Your latest CV and a tailored cover letter
2. Your notice period


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Business Support jobs due to nature of role).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Assistant Editors (Remote)

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Educated to a PhD level in one of the above scientific areas or equivalent experience Previous experience in an editorial role within STM publishing would be an advantage